Today I took a much needed self care day. I’ve been getting so down on myself for not being able to lose this pesky 18 pounds that I’m holding on to since pregnancy. I’ve been working out 6 days a week and eating a nice balance of foods and the scale won’t budge. I have noticed improvements in other areas though. I do have more muscle tone which has given me more shape. I am stronger and my core is tighter. I feel good, have more energy and a more positive mind. I feel healthier. Oh, and I’ve lost some inches. But because the scale hasn’t budged I’m ignoring all those positive things and letting my weight get me down. A number on a scale should not measure my happiness! I had also started comparing myself to others and that’s not healthy either. So today I skipped my workout (and threw out our scale) and did some shopping and just took the day to enjoy myself. I turned off my social media notifications as well, so I wasn’t focused on what others were doing with their lives and I only focused on mine. And its felt really great!
I know I have a lot of great things going on in my life. I’m healthy, active, have a great husband and daughter, a great family and friends, among lots of other things. Taking a self care day to sit and reflect on those positive things and to do things that make me feel good about myself is always so important. I’m thankful I’m able to do that as well.
Never forget to take care of yourself and never stop loving yourself.